IBC has appointed Dan Symonds as the new Commissioning Editor for IBC365 as part of a planned relaunch of the brand.

Symonds is a senior technology journalist with nearly a decade spent working in the media, entertainment, automotive, aviation, e-commerce and environmental sectors.


Dan Symonds, IBC

He joins IBC from publisher UKi Media & Events where he worked as Editor across a range of tech titles. He also previously worked for Haymarket reporting on the environmental sector. Symonds holds a diploma in Multimedia Journalism and a degree (BA) in English Literature and Film.

Since joining, Symonds has overseen a revamp of the IBC365 editorial strategy, with a new editorial calendar covering a plethora of hot topics, from immersive tech and virtual production through to GenAI and ProAV, among others. Check out the new editorial calendar here.

To accompany the new-look strategy, IBC365 has combined much-loved and established formats, such as Topic Features, Opinion Pieces, Behind the Scenes analysis, Webinars, and Podcasts, with several new features including Executive Interviews, Topic Columns and 365’s brand-new online Tutorial series. Led by one or two experts, each 20-minute Tutorial provides specialist insight on key industry topics, acting as a go-to resource for staying on top of cutting-edge tech innovations, trends and business models impacting media and entertainment. 

Symonds will also be attending NAB 2024 in Las Vegas, from 14-16 April, and can be contacted on: dsymonds@ibc.org. Commenting on his appointment and his upcoming trip to NAB, Symonds said: “What a fantastic industry to be part of. It’s wonderful to be able to learn more about what makes the industry tick, whether it’s behind the scenes of a film or TV production, or what motivates decision-makers at broadcasters and content platforms. NAB promises to be a real eye-opener in terms of the innovations coming to the industry, with many of them being launched at IBC later in the year. I’m extremely proud of the new editorial formats that we’ve rolled out and I can’t wait for our first Esports Tutorial to land later this month!”